Bluestone Wales recently invited me to visit their National Park Resort as a New Year’s Treat. They provided me with accommodation to review for the blog, so Mr WFD and I went on a little adventure to Wales. The self-catering cottage we were provided with was simple, stylish and modern. The bedroom and bathroom were both spacious, with high ceilings and good quality furniture. We stayed in the Fox Cottage which is perfect for a couple.
The resort is located on the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in Wales and it boasts nearly 300 luxury lodges. If you’re feeling to lazy for self-catering there is even a bed and breakfast option.
My first night’s meal was traditional fish and chips in The Knight Tafarn Pub. Simple and wholesome it didn’t disappoint. I don’t have fish and chips too often so it was actually a nice treat. Sometimes it’s the “naughty” meals that are the nicest. The pub is one of a number of places to eat in The Resort’s Village.
If you get bored of making your own food in your cottage or lodge it’s good to have these options, there’s even a take away service available which I didn’t use but it was good know (at a cost for deliveries under £20 though so keep that in mind). There are a number of villages and towns near the resort including Haverfordwest which has supermarkets for you to stock up on any food. We stayed in our cottage and made our own food once or twice which was quite nice, as the cottage was really comfortable.
There are plenty of activities around the resort and the grounds are well kept, I particularly liked the lake which was a nice spot to chill out and relax.
We took a trip to the Pembrokeshire coast and discovered a beach called Saundersfoot and it was beautiful! We also discovered castles and rivers that just made for a perfect day out, Llawhaden castle was one of the highlights. I had a chance to visit Tenby which is a beautiful coastal area and discovered Roald Dahl’s family holiday home, as a big fan of all of his work I was super excited!
On our final night at Bluestone we ate at the Farmhouse Grill, and enjoyed Pan Fried Duck breast with soy and chilli noodles and red cherry and orange sauce. It was a really yummy meal, The duck breast was perfectly cooked to my taste, I couldn’t taste the chilli though, the noodles were certainly more sweet than spicy. The eatery itself is aimed more for families and big groups rather than romantic dinners though which is what The Carrag Las Fine Dining restaurant is for. We didn’t get a chance to eat there but if you go let me know what you think.
One of our favourite experiences was the Well Spa Thermal Experience in which we enjoyed a sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and more. It was so relaxing and a perfect atmosphere to really wind down and forget about the hustle and bustle of London.
All in all I throughly enjoyed my stay at Bluestone. It is very much a family friendly resort, but there’s something for everyone and given it’s idyllic location it is the perfect getaway. This was my very first time in Wales and it was a great introduction.
If you want to find out more about visiting Bluestone or want to book yourself a break visit: http://www.bluestonewales.com/